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Do you live to create? Are your products inspired? Do your goods fly off the shelves? Apply for your spot in the Artists’ Market.

Sell your products to our diverse crowd. More than 60,000 people attend the four-day free event in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Back-to-back performances, exciting exhibits and a delicious array of ethnic foods ensure a steady flow of people from the Northeast to your booth.

From jewelry and photography, to art, clothing, furniture and beyond-we select a wide variety of only the finest products.

Interested? Don’t delay. The application deadline is January 31, 2015. The Artists’ Market is scheduled for May 14-17, 2015, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Fiesta operates rain or shine, so if you plan to exhibit, please be prepared. You can download an application or simply read and apply below.

Eligibility
The FAF is open to all artists and craftspeople 18 years of age and older who create original work. No commercial molds, kit objects, decoupage, pre-manufactured components, etc. will be considered. Jurors and the FAF reserve the right to determine the eligibility of all objects submitted for jurying. The FAF attempts to show a reasonable number of each of the fine arts and crafts.
Awards
Cash awards are presented for Best of Show in Fine Arts, Crafts, along with Honorable Mentions in each category at the judge’s discretion at The Artists’ Breakfast. All exhibitors receive an invitation.
Fees
Upon acceptance, a $180 exhibition fee to FAF is required by March 31, 2015. Late payments are not accepted. Exhibit fees are non-refundable after April 17, 2015.
Exhibition Space and Provisions
Exhibitors must supply their own 10‘x10’ tents and lights. FAF provides 110V electricity, water and comfort facilities. Parking is available nearby for a fee. Exhibitors must keep their area clean. Laptops can not be plugged into the power source.
Lodging
Exhibitors who live outside a 60-mile radius of FAF, are provided a subsidized single-occupancy hotel room on a first-come, first-serve basis for Thurs., Fri. and Sat. night for $95 (payable by March 31, 2015).
Demonstrations
We encourage exhibitors to demonstrate.
Judges

  • Mary Mattern – MFA in Sculpture, Pratt Institute,  BA in Art Education, Kutztown University,  Art Instructor – 1978 to Present – Marywood University, Penn State, WVW School District.
  • Darlene Smith – BA in Art Education, Wilkes University, Masters Degree, Penn State University, Art Teacher Lake Lehman High School, LCCC, Misericordia University, Wyoming Valley Art League.

Security
FAF provides security from close until opening each day. Exhibitors acknowledge they are responsible for the care of their own work and display and that neither Luzerne County, the City of Wilkes-Barre, or FAF are responsible for the loss or damage of any works or display in the show or in overnight storage.
Standards
A Standards Committee reserves the right to request removal of any work not accurately represented by the slides to jury the craftsperson.
Publicity
Upon acceptance, please submit a jpeg photo of your work and a short bio describing you and your work with your exhibition fee, due Monday, March 31, 2015.
Apply now by emailing fineartsfiesta@gmail.com

 

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